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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 28, 1949, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH iOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION umur VOL LV Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Five Centa a Copy MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 28 1949 ThJj Paper Consists of Two No 312 AP Wirepholo FOUR OLD 4 old aggregate age is 401 up for the 59th Confederate Veterans reunion opening in Little Rock Ark Left to right are W W Alexander 100 Rock Hill S Car CommanclerinChief J W Moore 98 Selma Ala James A Thrasher 102 Louin Miss and Thomas E Riddle 101 Wichita Falls Tex Funerals Set for 2 Victims of Collision services for the Rev Calvin Grosshuesch 55 who died Tuesday of injuries suf fered Monday in a motor vehicle collision south of Hampton will be held Saturday at 2 p m at the Evangelical and Reformed church at Klemme of which he was pas tor Burial will be in the Ell town ihip cemetery The body of his brother Doctor Paul Grosshuesch 59 who was killed instantly in the same crash was taken to Plymouth Wis Tuesday where he was president of Mission House college Funeral services will be held Thursday af ternoon The Rev Mr Grosshuesch leaves the widow who is a patient at the Lutheran hospital at Hampton injuries received in the ac cident 4 sons Reuben a minister at Melbourne Calvin Jr who teaches at Hubbard Await who teaches at Thornton and Edward is attending Mission House college and a daughter Gertrude who took nurses training at Mar shalltown and is now assistant to Dr A H Dulmes at Klemme There are 3 grandchildren Oklahoma Drys Turn Back 5th Repeal Try in 42 Years Oklahoma City is still legally dry and victoryflushed prohibitionists proclaimed they intend to make it literally dry too The 5th attempt in 42 years of statehood to repeal the states constitutional ban on intoxicants was decisively beat en in a special election day With 3584 out of 3720 precincts reported the unofficial returns Coin Opposed to Pay Hikes for Officials Washington Cain RWash Wednesday demanded a a year salary for sen ators and representatives if this sum is voted for President Tru mans cabinet members The Washington senator told the senate he opposed any salary increases for toplevel government officials at this time But if congress does approve the bill to increase executive salaries he said then the lawmakers should get as much money as the cabinet members Cabinet members now get 000 yearly Members of congress receive in salary and 500 taxfree allowance Cain offered an amendment to the bill to boost the lawmakers pay to T flat without the taxfree expense money As the senate began debate on the measure Senator Long DLa argued that the pay in crease is necessary to keep the best qualified men working for the government He said that enormous savings in efficiency would more than offset the added cost of the bill to taxpayers President Truman asked that the of cabinet members be lifted to but senate admin istration leaders have agreed to accept a compromise of were For Against Concede Defeat Victory was conceded to the dry forces at p m CST Tues day night by A G Kulp Tulsa attorney who headed the repeal organization incorporated as the Oklahoma economic institute The chairman of the victorious United Dry association David C Shapard promptly announced a campaign for ridding our state of bootleggers and the evils of the whisky traffic But the wets said the bootleg gers were the real winners Kulp called the outcome a tragedy He added It appears the professional drys convinced the people it is better to trust control of the enormously big liquor business that now exists in Oklahoma to the bootlegger rather than their legislators Forbade Saloon The defeated measure would have empowered the legislature tg determine conditions under whiJi liquor couldbe soldIt forbade the open saloon Mississippi is the only other state with a statewide liquor ban The voters approved by a 100 000 majority the only other pro posal on the ballot Gov Roy J Turners measure for a 000 bond issue for buildings at state institutions West Breaks Off Berlin Discussions Berlin 3 western al lies Wednesday night broke off discussions with Russia on restor ing Berlin life to normal In a sharply worded letter to the soviet commandant the Amer ican British and French com mandants said We are not pre pared to continue with discussions on the normalization of life in Berlin until we can be confident that agreements freely negotiated will be honored by the soviet au thorities The breakdown of talks ordered by the 4 foreign ministers in Paris last June came in a dispute over policies of the soviet management of Berlins elevated railways A Russian representative had been invited to a last minute meet ing Wednesday to stave off col lapse of4power rule but he did not appear Churchill Lashes Out at Laborites Calls for Early General Election in Commons Speech London UR Winston Churchill in a slashing attack on the labor government asked Wed nesday for an early general elec tion in this serious and strange hour of Britains history The wartime prime minister and leader of the conservative opposi tion spoke in commons on the 2nd day of an extraordinary session to debate devaluation Churchill was cheered wildly as he rose to speak Mrs Churchill was sitting in the speakers gal lery only one seat away from Prime Minister Clement Atllee Need Change We are most of us agreed that it is high time for another parlia ment he said All our difficul ties wil have a oetter chance of being solved in a new house of commons Asserting that Britain has reached a point in our postwar story and fortune which is both serious and strange he asked for a new election and added election overlays all our domestic affairs and will be fought out with more fundamental divergence over a part of our society than has been known in our lifetime Atom Bomb Over al 1 there looms the atom bomb which tfie Russians have got before the British though hap pily not before the Americans If you take 3 factors together the financial crisis the party con flict and the atomic bomb it would be generally agreed that the hour is grave General elections are scheduled for next summer the end of the normal 5year term since the laborites won a landslide victory just after the end of the war in Europe No Accord Seems Near in Steel Talks Lucas Speaks in Hearings on Airlines Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Clear and cold Wed nesday night with killing frosl and low 28 Thursday fair and warmer with high 68 Iowa and cool Wednesday night Thursday fair and warm er Low Wednesday night 3236 central and east and near 40 ex treme west Minnesota Fair Wednesday night heavy to killing frost south por tion Not quite so cold north Fair and warmer Thursday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics of the 24 hours ending at t a m Wednesday Maximum 64 Mniimum 38 At 8 a m 45 Cilling Frost Is orecast in Iowa Des Moines first jeneral killing frost of fall is in prospect for Wednesday night The weather bureau predicted emperatures would drop to freez ng Wednesday night over the en ire state with readings of 32 de grees in the south and as low as 28 degrees in the north Skies will be partly cloudy over most of the state Wednesday night and will be clear and warm er Thursday The high for Thurs day is expected to be from 68 to 73 and the low Thursday night from 36 to 42 degrees ASK STOCK SALE AUTHORITY Washington Authority to sell at competitive bidding 300 000 shares of common stock has been asked of the se curities and exchange commission by the Interstate Power Co Du buque Iowa The funds will be used to help pay new construction costs the utility says Toy Pandas Get Bogart in Trouble New York The swank Morocco night club posted a keep out sign for film tough guy Humphrey Bogart Wednesday after 2 pretty girls got pushed around in a fracas involving Bo gart and 2 toy pandas a modern version of the teddy bear This sounds confusing It is All thats really clear is that Bogart and a waggish pal Bill Seeman showed up at El Morocco late al with their wives but with the pandas Meet our girl friends they announced All went well until Fashion Model Robin Roberts playfully picked up one of Che pandas Robin got shoved and vound up on the clubs thick carpet Glamor Girl Peggy Rabe also made a pass at a panda She got escort Johnny it Hot words Somebody Washington Lucas DI11 said Wednesday that Chi cago hub of the countrys rail roads should be surrounded by hundreds of airports for use in the event of an atomic disaster there The senates democratic leader testified at the opening of a civil aeronautics board hearing on bids by 6 airlines for 2800 miles of air routes to serve 41 cities in 8 mid west states Lucas said he appeared in be half of Illinois and the Illinois cities along the routes under con sideration A board examiner is hearing testimony in the case Failed to Start The routes were awarded some time ago by the board to Park Airline East St Louis 111 It has never started operations The board will decide later 1 The awards to Parks should be revoked 2 MidCon tinent Airlines should be author ized to acquire Parks or 3 The routes should be awarded to other concerns Lucas said Illinois cities in cluding Springfield U r b a n a Galesburg Moline Quincy and Decatur have had to wait too long for commercial air service He urged the board to certify quickly an airline to fly the air routes and demand that service start promptly Routes Involved Here are some of the routes in volved 1 Chicago to Sioux City Iowa via Elgin Rockford and Freeport 111 Dubuque Waterloo and Fort Dodge Iowa 2 Chi cago to MintjeapoJisSt Paul via Elgin and Kockford 111 Beloit Janesville Madison Barabco Washmston The house Portagei and La Crosse Wis Wi Wcdnesdaypassed acomprom n Rochester and Red Wing lOA Ci vl A Al n Minn 3 Chicago to Des Moines Aurora La Salle Kewanee Joint Group Okays Foreign Aid Program shoved too Her Jelke didnt like were exchanged smashed a dinner plate over Jelkes shoulders Bouncers restored order and es corted Bogart and Seeman to the sidewalk pandas and all ise bill to friendly nations arm against communism It now goes to the senate where quick approval is expected The compromise fol lows mainly the provisions of a bill previously passed by the senate Washington s en a t e house committee approved a 809990000 foreign aid program Wednesday The vote wa sa vic tory for the senates economy plan for European recovery In the final voting the house members approved the senates figure of to carry the Marshall plan program until June 30 1950 Drop Fight An early report had said the conferees were in tentative agree ment on a boost in European aid above the senate figure But in the final ballot the house members dropped their fight for an increase The measure is expected to get quick approval in both houses and go to the white house within a few days As the bill now stands it con tains for EGA Loan Authority in loan authority for EGA to cover EGA spending in the final quarter of the last fiscal year for Greece and Tur key for army occupa tion costs in Germany Austria Japan and Ryukyu islands for a congressional watchdog committee to keep a check on foreign aid spending AP Wircphoto FATE expressionless Tokyo Rose Mrs Iva Toguri DAquino leaves the federal court room in San Francisco Tuesday night accompanied by Deputy Marshal Herbert R Cole after hearing the jury announce at the end of their 2nd day of deliberation that they were unabletp reach a verdict in the treason trial Judge Michael J Roche returned them to their hotel with instructions to continue attempts on Wednesday to reach a decision via and Galesburg III and Burling ton Ottumwa and Oskaloosa Iowa 4 Galesburg 111 to Mo line 111 5 Milwaukee to Des Moines via Rockford Sterling Clinton and Moline 111 and Mus catine Cedar Rapids Waterloo and Marshalltown Iowa Of special interest to Mason City is the Chicago to Sioux City route While Mason City is not mentioned in the applications there is hope and expectation here that whoever is granted the route will file immediately an applica tion to place Mason City on the route A person who raises frogs market is a ranaculturist for 2 American College Boys Are Released by Russians Helmstedt Germany American college boys prisoners of the Russians since July 30 sped across the RussianBritish zone border to freedom Wednesday An automobile carrying War ren Oelsner 20 of Oyster Bay N Y and Peter Sellers 19 of Phil adelphia from Magdeburg to Ham burg was held up for 4 minutes at the Russian barrier while papers were examined It then sped off toward Ham burg where Edward Oelsner father of one of the boys waited TEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 71 38 their arrival The automobile belonged to Brig Gen Walter Hess Jr chief of the U S liaison mission to the soviet military mission at Potsdam who figured j ominenlly in Ihc toplevel ncjjot ns for release of the boys The youths disappeared while bicycling toward Berlin from Ham burg They had been warned by American consular authorities that they could not cross the Russian zone vithout special soviet docu ments Maj Gen George P Hays top ranking American officer in Ber lin reported shortly afterwards that the boys were picked up for taking unauthorized pictures in a soviet zone town near the west ernsoviet zone Hays said at the time it was in dicated the Russians might be holding the Americans as hostages for the return of the deserters Later Oclsners father president of a steamship line asked U S High Commissioner John L Mc Cloy to intervene personally which he did 2 Teenage Girls Escape From Fire Wapello Fisher 15 and her sister Betty 13 es caped in their nifchlclothing early Wednesday when their 3room house caught fire The girls were aroused by the smell of smoke They fled as flames roared through the con verted garage where they lived with their mother Mrs Ora Fisher The familys clothing and fur niture were destroyed Firemen said a short circuit in a refriger ator motor caused the fire Food Price Index Near 3Year Low New York Dun and Bradstreet wholesale food price index this week neared the low est point in 3 years For the week ended Tuesday it fell to a drop of 9 per cent from last week and per cent under the mark of a year ago The index fell 31 per cent in 2 weeks The lowest point this year was reached July 5 May 17 and Feb 8 That mark of is the lowest since Oct 8 1946 The index represents the total cost at wholesale of a pound each of 31 foods in general use Higher at wholesale this week were flour wheat corn rye oats barley sugar coffee and tea Lower were beef ham lard cottonseed oil cocoa eggs beans potatoes steers hogsand lamb Russia Agrees Greek War Debate Should Be Delayed Lake Success N Y with the west Wednesdaythat the United Nations should postpone its de bate on Greeces war against communist guerrillas while private efforts are made to solve the troublesome Balkan question Observers interpreted agreement on this proposal by Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Y Vishinsky as qualified acceptance by Russia of Secretary of State Dean Achesons appeal made at the opening of the general assembly last week to cooperate with thej west in settling international problems particularly in Greece Vishinsky said Russia would agree to a resolution offered by Australia with the backing of the United States and Britain calling upon the general assemblys po litical committee to appoint As sembly President Carlos P Rom ulo Secretary General Trygve Lie and Lester B Pearson of Canada and Selim Sarper chairman and vice of Turkey chairman of the committee to attempt to reach a peaceful settlement of the Greek crisis by Oct 17 But Vishinsky qualified his ac ceptance of Achesons appeal by supporting a Polish resolution asking the political committeeto appeal to the Greek government to suspend all executions and courts martial for political reas ons as a prerequisite of peaceful settlement of the Greek civil war Yugoslavias Milovan Djilas whose country repeatedly has been under diplomatic fire for al leged support to the Greek guer rillas took a middle course He supported the conciliation effort lowan Is Killed by Flying Metal Wellman flying piece of metal was blamed Wednesday for the death of Myron Levy Kalona 100 Government Workers Fired for Disloyalty Washington than 100 government workers have been fired under the loynlty program the loyalty review board reported Wednesday The board in a review of its activities from March 21 1947 through July said it has made a total of 332 ineligible determina but condemned Greek internal policy Sinkiang in Hands of Reds Canton vast north western province of Sinkiang which fronts on the Russian bor der was reported reliably Wednes day to have1 gone over to1 the communists Tihwa political center of the sparsely peopled but rich province has been out of radio contact with Canton for 2 days That fact added weight to the report all nationalist officials had pulled out of Tihwa into southern Sinkiang An informant said hp assumed Chinese communists had taken over control of strategic centers throughout the northern part of Sinkiang at least With an immense treasure of natural resources Sinkiang once was known as Chinese Turkestan It has been an historic area of Russian penetration Murray Hits at Pension Fund Plan Nationwide Strike Is Threatened by Railroad Workers By UNITED PRESS Hopes for an agreement to avert a nationwide steel strike nose dived Wednesday and reports of violence increased in the walk out of John L Lewis coal miners A nationwide rail strike was threatened by President D B Robertson of the Brotherhood of Firemen and Enginemen whose members Vant an extra man on the crews of diesel engines In another major labor dispute at the Ford Motor company top officials ofthe company and the CIO United Automobile Workers were trying to reach an agree ment on pensions which would avert a threatened strike at mid night Hopes High Hope had been high that steel companies and Philip Murrays CIO United Steel Workers might come to an agreement w h ic h would put off a nationwide walk out at a m Saturday a strike would idle 1000000 men and economists have warned of damaging effects on the nations economy But separate statements from Murray and from President Ben jamin Fairless of the U S Steel corporation leader of the indus try showed that agreement was not close Center of the difficul tywas the steel companies in sistence that the workers contrib ute a share and so cial prbgfarhj which a government factfinding board estimated would cost about 10 cents on hour per worker Murray said that for the work ers to contribute to the pension fund would be just the same as if they took a wage cut He warned that the steel workers wanted the whole 10cent package or they would strike Cancel Report The FairlessMurray statements apparently canceled a report by a steelworkers district represen tative at Duluth Minn that he had heard negotiators in steel at Pittsburgh were niaking prog ress A walkout of CIOUSW members in the iron mines of Minnesota and northern Michigan was postponed at least 2 days on the basis of the report At Chicago Inland Steel an nounced that itwas getting set to curtail operations andcool its furnaces in preparation for the scheduled walkout In Pennsylvania a western county sheriff asked the governor to send state police reinforce ments to the soft coal fields where nonstriking miners were toting guns to work The non striking men were on guard against roving picket bands of United Mine Workers 3 Western Allies Decide to Devalue German Mark in a traffic accident Levy died Tuesday ol a frac tured skull after the track on the halttrack vehicle he was driv ing snapped A piece of the track struck him in the head The acci dent occurred 2 miles east of here tions Of these the board said 102 persons have been fired for loyalty reasons Seventy others were re stored to duty after appeals 148 are in the process of appealing or being removed and 12 cases have been returned to regional boards for further consideration The year following 1 B C was 1 A D t Bonn Germany lor Konrad Adenauer announced Wednesday that the 3 western al lies had decided to cut the value of the West German mark from 30 cents to 2380 cents in U S money Adenauer head of the new West German republic said the allied recommendation had been given to his cabinet as a result of devaluation of the British pound Originally Adenauer declared the Germans had wanted the rate set at 224 cents The West German cabinet still has to act on the allied decision before devaluation is officially carried out Adenauer said The allied high comwiissioncrs for the United States France and Britain issued a statement declar ing that the West German repub l lie would have until the end ot the year to adjust its economy to prevent discriminatory practices and blackmarketeering resulting from devaluation The commissioners also prom ised to issue an order within a week stabilizing the price of coal exported from the Ruhr Valley to other European natioiis Stabil ization is the statement said to ensure that interests of coal importing countries are not prejudiced by present devalua tion of the Deutsche mark The French particularly were reported opposed to any sharp de valuation of the mark for fear it would give German goods a com petitive advantage They were reported yesterday favoring a 15 per cent reduction in the marks value while the Americans backed the German proposal for a deval uation of about 25 per cent Former Opera Star Returns to America Hoboken N J Gar den returned to the United States Wednesday at the age of 72 Miss Garden whose flashing operatic career faded in 1931 has been living in retirement in Scot land for 15 years But she indi cated that retirement did not mean repose to her Her immediate plans A lecture tour under the spon sorship of the National Arts Foundation begins Oct 2 in Wash ington D C She will discuss music She will not sing again Air Force Teils of Radar Defense System Washington air force said Wednesday radar air defense systems are operating on both coasts of the United States and in Alaska Beyond confirming their exis tence however the air force de clined to give any details on the radar stations along the north west and northeast coastal areas SAME DATEir BUtk flag aulk U 34 ;